Hey everyone, my name is Peter Carey and I’m a 30 year old archaeologist/photographer currently living in Bakersfield, California.
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“Look deep into nature,
and then you will understand everything better.”
– Albert Einstein
Do you remember the first time you picked up a camera?
I’ve been playing photographer for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I would always get my hands on disposable cameras and take them with me everywhere. It has only been within the past four years that I have transitioned into using a DSLR and now I really can’t get enough.
Favorite source for inspiration?
One of my favorite places to visit and photograph are the Alabama Hills in the Eastern Sierra of California. It has been used as a film location for decades for Hollywood movies and it is just one of the most amazing landscapes.
Peter, tell us about your latest adventure...
Funny enough, the last trip I took was to the Alabama Hills with my parents. We camped and did some climbing and I took them to some of my favorite photography spots. I recommend checking that place out to everyone I know. It is on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which means camping is free and open. But if you head there make sure to be respectful. If you are going to have a fire, make sure you get a fire permit from the BLM website and only use existing fire rings. There is also the Tuttle Creek Campground in the area if you are looking for a place that has facilities.
Favorite song on the road.
My taste switches up so much depending on my mood! I really enjoy some classic rock or good hip hop on the road. But sometimes some good dance music really hits the spot and gets me pumped for the weekend. That’s kind of a guilty pleasure that I don’t really feel too guilty about.
I’m enjoying my current book Mountains of the Mind by Robert Macfarlane.
How'd you hear about Just Chill?
A friend recommended the drinks to me when I was talking about how I don’t like the way energy drinks make me feel and I was looking for something different.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I don’t really try and think ahead too much. I’m really enjoying where I am in life right now.
One spot to visit in your hometown
I live in Bakersfield right now, and even though it isn’t technically my home town, I really enjoy heading into Kern Canyon for climbing and just enjoying nature. I’ll be up there again this weekend!
Any last words?
get outside, you won’t regret it.
Head to @petercarey on Instagram to see more of Peter’s awesome work & a look into his adventures.